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Claire Chao

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Please note: If date, time, and instructor information is missing from a course in the listings below, that course is not being offered this term. 

Online Courses

We offer Basic Digital Photography and Digital Intermediate Photography in an online format accessible to anyone with high speed internet access. The courses are delivered using Desire2Learn (D2L), a state-of-the art educational delivery platform that students have access to whenever they choose.

Courses

This course is designed to familiarize students with the capabilities of Adobe Photoshop. Students learn methods of enhancing and working with high-resolution images for various media outputs, and are given the confidence to tackle complex photo-illustrations.Prerequisites: Mac or PC experience.Note: This course is taught on a Mac.

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60532 12 eve We May 03, 2017 1900-2200 Kevin Lanthier $545 Main Campus (Map)
60537 11 day Sa May 06, 2017 1000-1300 Kevin Lanthier $545 Main Campus (Map)

Using the newest Adobe technology, students will learn advanced methods of photo-illustration and composing multi-layered images. Emphasis in this course is placed equally on technical and aesthetic imaging considerations, and production techniques for photo-composites.Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop Level 1 or equivalent.Note: This course is taught on a Mac.

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60535 12 eve Th May 04, 2017 1830-2130 Istvan Pinter $545 Main Campus (Map)

Photoshop is an essential tool for providing visual solutions to our most demanding projects. Photoshop contains many advanced features that allow you to produce creative composites and explore your creativity further. This compelling course is aimed at those who want to hone their Photoshop techniques and delve deep into Photoshops powerful functionality.Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop Level 2.Note: This course is taught on a Mac.

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60536 12 eve Th May 04, 2017 1900-2200 Kevin Lanthier $545 Main Campus (Map)

Abstract Photography is for students who want to explore the use of light and composition as their main subjects, and produce images that are void of representational qualities and 3-dimensional objects. It will present historical and contemporary abstract work to describe this elusive method of image capture and students will explore existing and new methodologies for creating abstract photography.Prerequisite: Digital Intermediate Photography

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60112 12 eve Th Apr 27, 2017 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $546 Main Campus (Map)

The prerequisite courses Basic Darkroom and Practical Darkroom lay the foundations of best practices and techniques to produce high quality photographic silver gelatin prints. Advanced Black and White concentrates on taking those same materials far beyond their design boundaries and perhaps far beyond photography. In a highly experimental environment, you will take charge of your materials, and in combination with your personal aesthetic, and with just a little luck, you will transform your ingredients from basic materials to art medium. Your results may no longer be recognizable as photography, but they will be instantly recognizable as art. The exact path you will take is not pre-determined the combinations of techniques and ideas are truly endless. Well explore physical and chemical photographic phenomena together in a directed, but truly experimental manner, so your final destination is unknown but wherever you go, there you are.Prerequisites: Practical Darkroom (or equivalent).Note: This course is film-based, and not designed for digital photographers.

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This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

Expand upon the experience gained in Practical Lighting with lectures, demonstrations, student shooting sessions, and an intensive, in-depth look at photographic lighting. Experiment with unconventional techniques and the manipulation of sunlight in relation to a variety of subjects including people, still life, editorial, automobiles, and architecture.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting or equivalent.

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60117 12 eve We Apr 26, 2017 1830-2130 Greg Blue $530 Main Campus (Map)

This course introduces students to the very specialized genre of interior and exterior architectural photography. Aspects such as equipment selection, lighting, contemporary styles, and aesthetics, as well as the business side of the genre are all addressed. For the shooter that appreciates the beauty and challenge of photographs that adorn the pages of contemporary home-style magazines, this course is a must.Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting/Photoshop Level I.

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60121 12 eve Th Apr 27, 2017 1830-2130 Douglas Williams $485 Main Campus (Map)

Basic Darkroom is your foundation course for all of the darkroom arts and sciences. Working under amber safelights, you will experience the magic of black and white photographs emerging from the darkness before your eyes. The main goal of this course is to get you entirely safe and self-sufficient in the black and white darkroom from shooting film to efficient work habits to mixing chemistry to processing film to handling enlargers to printing, toning and finishing your photographs its all here. With diligence, you will finish this course with better-than-lab quality mounted black and white prints and the confidence to continue working in the darkroom on your own. An added benefit: by week 4 you should be self-sufficient enough to use the darkrooms during Open Studio on Sunday afternoons. You must have a film camera (35mm or 120 medium format) and a light-meter (in-camera is best!) for this course please bring them to our first session.

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60562 9 eve Th Apr 27, 2017 1800-2200 Russel Kwan,
Wendy Kwan
$454 Main Campus (Map)

This entry-level course covers the basics of photography as they apply to Digital SLR cameras. Covering traditional aspects such as exposure, depth-of-field, and composition, the course also delves into basic digital controls such as white balance, histograms, and elemental workflow. A DSLR is a must for this course.Students are required to supply their own tripod by week 3Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.

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60141 12 eve Tu Apr 25, 2017 1830-2130 Kurtis Stewart $464 Main Campus (Map)
60134 12 eve We Apr 26, 2017 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $464 Main Campus (Map)
60129 12 aft Sa Apr 29, 2017 1400-1700 Andrea Sirois $464 Main Campus (Map)
60402 12 eve Tu/Th Jul 25, 2017 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $464 Main Campus (Map)

This course teaches you how to go from A to Z with your digital photos. It will help you take your photos through the necessary process to do what you want with them, as well as show you how to obtain maximum quality in every photo, through exposure to archiving, and from digital-specific techniques to digital-specific problems. Taught on a Mac.Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.

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60146 12 eve Mo Apr 24, 2017 1830-2130 Kevin Holloway $490 Main Campus (Map)
60150 12 aft Sa Apr 29, 2017 1400-1700 Kevin Holloway $490 Main Campus (Map)

Business Management focuses on the logistics of running a photographic business. Various methods for pricing your photography service and how to produce well-presented estimates are covered. This course also explores legal and ethical considerations such as copyright laws, photography contracts, and legalities around what you can or cannot shoot. General business issues such as taxes, licenses & permits will also be discussed. Prerequisite: Business Practices or taken concurrently with Business Practices.

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60152 12 eve Th May 04, 2017 1830-2130 Sandra Leung $505 Main Campus (Map)

This introductory course focuses on developing the necessary communication and technical skills to obtain the most out of models. Students will gain practical experience through thematic studio sessions ranging from commercial comedy to corporate drama, music, beauty, and sports as they further investigate their DSLR or SLR camera functions. Also explored are strategies in effective auditioning and hiring of talent.Prerequisites: Basic Photography (film or digital).

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50671 12 eve Th Jan 19, 2017 1830-2130 Lurenda Mastromonaco $505 Main Campus (Map)

This course is designed to help students explore all aspects and avenues for marketing their skills as photographers and illustrators. The topics covered in the course are relevant to all specialties in photography and illustration, from commercial and editorial to portraiture, wedding, photojournalism, and freelance illustration. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the traditional methods of marketing, including portfolio development and formats, advertising, public relations, networking, personal selling, photographic agents, websites, and social networking. For those looking to identify their place in the dynamic world of photography and illustration, this course will help you research potential markets and find your niche. Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting or equivalent.

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60154 12 eve We Apr 26, 2017 1830-2130 Rick Etkin $505 Main Campus (Map)

Business Management focuses on the logistics of running a photographic business. Various methods for pricing your photography service and how to produce well-presented estimates are covered. This course also explores legal and ethical considerations such as copyright laws, photography contracts, and legalities around what you can or cannot shoot. General business issues such as taxes, licenses & permits will also be discussed. Prerequisite: Business Practices or taken concurrently with Business Practices.

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60152 12 eve Th May 04, 2017 1830-2130 Sandra Leung $505 Main Campus (Map)

Learn to make rather than take photographs by exploring the fundamentals of composition, design, and conceptualization. Focus on contemporary and historical issues of photography and its vocabulary (balance, movement, contrast, juxtaposition, etc.). Also study the impact of these visual aspects on commercial and fine art buyers. Practical applications and practices are demonstrated throughout the course.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting or equivalent.

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60156 12 eve We Apr 26, 2017 1830-2130 James La Bounty $490 Main Campus (Map)

In this courses creative environment, students fully develop a cohesive body of photographic art. Students participate in slide lectures, discussions, and field trips that examine contemporary photographers, trends, and theories in photography. Students are guided through the production of an independent, personal photographic project. Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting.

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60159 12 eve Tu Apr 25, 2017 1830-2130 Maria Harper $490 Main Campus (Map)

This course is designed for students who are beyond the basics of photography and covers aspects such as shooting RAW versus JPEG, custom white-balance control, a review of depth of field and composition, as well as lighting theory and practice for still-life and people. Students require their own digital SLR, and a flash is also recommended.Prerequisites: Basic Digital Photography or equivalent, and Basic Digital Workflow.

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60161 12 eve Mo Apr 24, 2017 1833-2130 Andrea Sirois $464 Main Campus (Map)
60163 12 eve Tu Apr 25, 2017 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $464 Main Campus (Map)
60409 11 eve Mo/We Jul 24, 2017 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $464 Main Campus (Map)

This course introduces students to the enormous video-capture potential of the latest DSLR cameras. It covers camera functions, as well as lighting and continuity. Students must have their own camera capable of HD video capture.Prerequisites: Basic Digital Photography.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

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60164 12 eve We Apr 26, 2017 1830-2130 Thomas Fillingham $460 Main Campus (Map)

This course examines the world of magazine photography and what it takes to get those juicy assignments, produce the images and make a living in one of the most highly-charged areas in today's photography market. Students will work on a wide range of typical editorial assignments such as portraiture, travel, conceptual photo illustration, fashion and still life images.Prerequisites:Advanced Studio Lighting or equivalent

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60421 12 eve We/Mo Jul 26, 2017 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $546 Main Campus (Map)

Discover the various aspects of fashion photography including styles and types of fashion shooting, lighting techniques, and the technique and protocol of working with models. Shooting sessions with models, make-up artists and fashion stylists, along with a guest lecture by a modelling agency director are included in this coursePrerequisites:Advanced Studio Lighting.

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60168 12 eve We Apr 26, 2017 1830-2130 Lurenda Mastromonaco $490 Main Campus (Map)

This course will provide you with an understanding of what Fine Art Photography is as well as expand your awareness of different approaches to art interpretation. You will start by learning through the works of the classic masters in painting and transition into the masters of photography, to reach a comprehensive understanding of artistic expression. Students will learn to create images with vision and intention through lectures, slide shows, shooting sessions and critiques.

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60166 12 eve We Apr 26, 2017 1830-2130 Sharon Tenenbaum $525 Main Campus (Map)

Explore the problems and solutions specific to shooting food and beverages. Students will produce their own work with the help of a professional food stylist.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting or equivalent.

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60167 12 aft Sa Apr 29, 2017 1400-1700 Ross Durant,
Tracey Kusiewicz
$520 Main Campus (Map)

In this course the students will learn what distinguishes long exposure photography as an art form: the essence and importance of time and how to mindfully compose an image utilizing the strengths and abilities of long exposure, from dramatic to subtle.Prerequisite: Digital Intermediate Photography

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60170 14 eve Tu Apr 25, 2017 1830-2130 Sharon Tenenbaum $546 Main Campus (Map)

This course is a survey of the history of photography from its origins to its present state. Students explore the historical context in which the medium was invented and evolved. Photography is not a single process but rather a new way of seeing and thinking. This course looks at photographers and their styles and artistic movements in photography.

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60317 12 eve We Apr 26, 2017 1830-2130 Maria Harper $439 Main Campus (Map)

The role of an assistant to a commercial photographer is one of the best routes into a career as a professional photographer. From business basics, set etiquette, to hands on studio set-up, this course will introduce you to the role an assistant plays within a team to produce a successful shoot. Special guest speakers, photographers who work with assistants and top local assistants, will offer invaluable advice on current trends in commercial shoots/gear/software, and the best assets for being a great assistant. This practical course is recommended for students seeking to work as a photography assistant and for photographers who plan to hire assistants and work with them on their own shoots.

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60306 12 aft Sa Apr 29, 2017 1400-1700 Calvin Gehlen $525 Main Campus (Map)

Photography Assistant 2 introduces students to the skills required to work as a First Assistant on large-scale commercial photography shoots. Building on the knowledge acquired in Photography Assistant 1, students in Level 2 will gain the experience of participating in advanced hands-on technical sessions in the studio. Guest speakers comprising of veteran photography assistants, and photographers will share their expertise and tips on creating a successful career and business as a Photography Assistant.

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60312 12 day Sa Apr 29, 2017 1000-1300 Calvin Gehlen $525 Main Campus (Map)

This course explores the world of fine art figure study photography. Students learn stylistic approaches from both historic and contemporary perspectives, along with various lighting techniques and considerations, for full-length and detail figure photography. Both digital and film photography can be applied to this challenging and rewarding area of practice.Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting.

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60323 12 eve Mo Apr 24, 2017 1830-2130 Joaquin Pedrero $525 Main Campus (Map)

Photojournalism is the art of telling stories with your photos. While writers tell their stories with words, as photographers, we use use pictures. You will learn how to create a narrative through a diverse set of assignments,hear from guest speakers,and learn the craft of working as a photojournalist. Please note; writing stories is not part of this course. Prerequisites: Practical Lighting.

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60328 12 eve Mo May 01, 2017 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $546 Main Campus (Map)

A photographers portfolio has always been their most important marketing tool. It is important for you to have a portfolio that not only impresses the viewer with your vision, but also your mastery of technique. In this course you will have the opportunity to create a portfolio that shows the unique aspects of your work from concept to completion. Group critiques and discussions will be important elements.Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting

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60335 12 eve Tu Apr 25, 2017 1830-2130 James Balderston $525 Main Campus (Map)

Learn the fundamental theories and techniques of lighting. This course covers equipment selection and lighting techniques with an emphasis on practical shooting sessions in and out of the studio, some using models. Learn to harness the potential of lighting, using it to suit the needs of your subject.Prerequisites: Intermediate Photography or equivalent.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60338 12 eve Tu Apr 25, 2017 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $525 Main Campus (Map)
60343 12 eve We May 03, 2017 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $525 Main Campus (Map)
60393 12 eve Tu/Th Jul 25, 2017 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $525 Main Campus (Map)

Want to take your lighting skills to a whole new level? Study still life. This course explores the world of product and still life shooting, from jewellery to automobiles, commercial to conceptual. Students will hone their lighting skills on large and small objects with a variety of surfaces and challenges all in a specialty that demads perfection from the photographer.Prerequisite: Advanced Studio Lighting

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60348 12 eve Tu Apr 25, 2017 1830-2130 Greg Blue $546 Main Campus (Map)

This second course in the black and white darkroom focuses on producing fine-art quality prints in the gold-standard medium of black and white photography: archival fiber-based silver-gelatin. Along the way, you will learn how to influence and control the structural and tonal qualities of your negatives and prints by thoughtfully choosing and manipulating films, papers, developers and toners these tools are the keys to the myriads of undiscovered looks and styles possible within the black and white medium. Diligent students will finish this course with gallery-quality mounted prints the entry point for an exhibition career. Basic Darkroom or recent experience with photo chemistry, film processing and colour head enlargers are prerequisites for this course. If you have completed Basic Darkroom at Langara, you may use the darkrooms during Open Studio on Sundays, starting Week 1 otherwise, you must satisfy your instructors with your competence before being granted this privilege. You must have a film camera (35mm or 120 medium format) and a light-meter (in-camera is best!) for this course.Prerequisites: Basic Darkroom or equivalent.

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60599 10 eve Tu Apr 25, 2017 1800-2200 Russel Kwan,
Wendy Kwan
$479 Main Campus (Map)

This course covers the many skills that are needed to run a retail portrait photography studio. You will learn how to align your personal style, your photographic style, and your business style to create a product that your retail clients will love. You will learn how to create portrait sessions that work for both you and your clients and how to develop products that enhance your photography and your sales.

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60354 12 eve We Apr 26, 2017 1830-2130 Leonard Grinke $525 Main Campus (Map)

This course is the long-awaited expansion of photographer/instructor Christopher Morris acclaimed speedlight workshop. To heck with expensive battery-powered strobe rentals; see what you can do with just a couple of good quality flash units and a little imagination. Lighting master Morris will take students through the theory and practice of small flash lighting and introduce them to the incredible potential of modern units when combined with numerous methods of triggering them.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting

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60358 13 eve Th May 04, 2017 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $536 Main Campus (Map)

This course will introduce you to the exciting world of sports photography. Topics include equipment choices, the ethics of sports photography, dealing with venues, and numerous photographic techniques. Students shoot with actual athletes in a variety of sports including fencing, gymnastics, and hockey. You will also learn how to shoot sports effectively using both available and controlled lighting.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting

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60363 12 eve Tu May 02, 2017 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $546 Main Campus (Map)

This course is designed to teach students how to capture the essence of the urban landscape in a personalized and generally edgy fashion. Comprised largely of field trips, the course tackles equipment issues, the ethics and practicalities of photographing street life, and when and where to best break photographic rules.Prerequisites: Intermediate Photography.

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60367 12 eve We Apr 26, 2017 1830-2130 Wayne Kaulbach $479 Main Campus (Map)

This no-fee course provides students access to the facilities outside class times. To register, students must have successfully completed the Practical Lighting power pack test (for studio access), OR Basic Darkroom. Current students in the latter will also be offered access to the darkroom.

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60378 15 aft Su May 07, 2017 1400-1800 Calvin Gehlen Main Campus (Map)

In this course you will learn all aspects of travel photography, both in the field and in the classroom. Great photographers come from all over the world to document Vancouver; learn travel photography by visiting your own home town and seeing it for the first time.

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60385 12 eve Th Apr 27, 2017 1830-2130 Ross Durant $536 Main Campus (Map)

This is an introductory course to today's contemporary and competitive world of wedding photography designed to help students grasp basic issues and techniques of wedding photography, from communicating with your subjects to stylistic and technical approaches that range from formal to candid. It also addresses business and marketing, allowing photographers to provide contemporary wedding photography with an artistic sensibility.Prerequisites:Practical Lighting.

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60389 10 eve Mo May 08, 2017 1830-2130 Sandra Leung $530 Main Campus (Map)